Upcoming Conference: Athletic Business

Upcoming Conference: Athletic Business

Join us in the month of November to learn more about how to successfully plan, design and build recreation centers.

Athletic Business Conference & Expo 2015, New Orleans, LA

Recreation Center Stew: A Recipe for Success
with Craig Bouck and Mick Massey
Thursday, November 19, 2015
8:30am – 10:00am

A good recipe offers a step-by-step methodology to achieve something flavorful and satisfying. Similarly, the planning process for a new recreation center is like following a good recipe. Discover how this complex process can be broken down into achievable steps.

You’ll learn how to:
•  Define your community’s need for a new recreation center.
•  Identify the achievable steps in the planning process for design, construction and operations.
•  Recognize that this seemingly complex process can actually be stress free.


Innovation + Evolution: The Future of Recreation Center Design
with Craig Bouck
Thursday, November 19, 2015
4:30pm – 6:00pm

What’s the next great innovation in community recreation center design? You can't break the rules until you know how they were made. INNOVATION - looking forward requires EVOLUTION - looking backward. Come explore the evolution of aquatics, locker rooms, athletic and community room spaces and discover what innovations are on the horizon.

You’ll learn how to:
•  Identify the intentions and solutions behind “game changing” recreation center design innovations.
•  Solve key design challenges.
•  Implement new innovations in recreation center design in your own community.


Avoiding Bloopers, Botches, Blunders and Booboos! The Big Decisions in Facility Design, Programming and Operations
with Craig Bouck, David Brody, Justin Caron, Erik Kocher, Laurie Braden and Lisa Paradis
Friday, November 20, 2015
4:00pm – 5:30pm

Join a panel of experts as they discuss how to identify and avoid common design, programming and operational mistakes. A diverse group, including architects, aquatics designers and operators, will share their ideas in a fast-moving panel format culminating in the popular “Idea a Minute” segment, where each panelist will identify issues to consider for your new or existing facility in a 30-minute, quick-fire, high-energy windup you won’t want to miss.

You’ll learn how to:
•  Identify frequently recurring major decisions in community and college recreation and aquatic center   
    planning, design and technology that are the key to a successful project.
•  Evaluate emerging and proven strategies in the operation and programming of recreation facilities
    that will result in a building that is easy to manage and fun to use.
•  Incorporate flexibility into the design and management of your building to accommodate the ever
    changing landscape of college and community recreation.

For more information, please visit the website.

We hope to see you at one of these conferences this month, but if not, please feel free to reach out to us to find out more about any of the information included in the sessions listed above.

Posted on November 6, 2015 at 01:15pm

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